- Jacques Villeneuve will attempt to make Indianapolis 500 starts 19 years apart, bettering Cy Marshall & Roland Free's 17-year gap set in 1947.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Tung, Speed In At Dragon

After parting ways with his de Ferran Dragon partners in the off-season, Jay Penske's revamped IndyCar team will field 2 cars at Indianapolis.

Both rookies, Ho-Pin Tung was signed earlier this week to run the #8 entry for Dragon Racing in collaboration with Sam Schmidt Motorsports. Tung tested over the winter with FAZZT Race Team before it was bought out by Schmidt just days before the season opener.

The second entry and much more surprising of the two came late last night when the Penske confirmed the addition of Scott Speed to the team. Speed, whose competed in both F1 and NASCAR in recent years will run both the '500' and season finale at Las Vegas in the #20 Fuzzy's Vodka sponsored car.

The two announcements pushes the confirmed car/driver car count to 40 entries, with a few more last minute deals still possible.

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